BACK TOGETHER: Zaria Gale, Kahla Henke and Daniel Crofts at Kahla’s parents’ home in Bullyard.
BACK TOGETHER: Zaria Gale, Kahla Henke and Daniel Crofts at Kahla’s parents’ home in Bullyard. Mike Knott BUNKAHLA

Motorcycle accident leaves mother injured, longing for home

KAHLA Henke dreams of being reunited with her family.

The 29-year-old was left a paraplegic after suffering a severe spinal injury when she fell from a motorcycle at the Bingera Weir Motocross track in February.

Kahla had to undergo surgery in hospital and then months of rehabilitation.

In addition to the spinal injuries, Kahla also suffered a broken sternum, seven broken ribs and a brain injury.

She is now living at Bullyard with her parents but longs to go home to Hervey Bay.

The problem is finding a rental home that has wheelchair accessibility.

The home that partner Daniel Croft and daughter Zaria, 8, live in at Hervey Bay is not wheelchair friendly, which means Kahla can't even go there to visit.

Instead her daughter and partner visit her every weekend, arriving on Friday night and not leaving until they absolutely have to on Sunday.

"It is hard," Kahla said.

"They're waiting for me to come back."

While the family are separated by a 90-minute drive, Kahla said it was much better than being in hospital in Brisbane, given the extra distance.

Just being with her family is a blessing for Kahla, who knows she was lucky to survive the crash.

"I don't remember anything until four days after the accident," she said.

Kahla is hoping someone with a home that is wheelchair friendly will contact the family.

"Anybody in this situation would probably do the same thing," she said.

If you know someone who may be able to help, phone 4120 1053.

Fundraising

Visit the Raising Funds for Kahla Facebook page and follow the link to the gofundme.com Young Mum's MX Accident Fund page.



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